Lazarus’ album out August


By Sam Banda Jnr:


Musician Lazarus Chigwandali’s long awaited album, Stomp on the Devil, is expected to be released on August 16 2019.

The Very Best’s Johan Hugo posted the information on his Facebook page on Friday.


He, however, could not shed more light on the album.

“One year exactly since I first met Lazarus and we started this project. Today we announce his album Stomp on the Devil. It’s out August 16,” Johan said.

Lazarus was recently in the spotlight in the United States (US) where he attended the Tribeca Film Festival.


The artist’ documentary was premiered at the festival.

Lazarus last month also excited the audience when he starred at the European Union (EU) Day in Lilongwe, where he dished out a few of his numbers including ‘Ndife Alendo’ which was released on March 8 2019.

In the song ‘Ndife Alendo’, the musician recounts what is happening in the country in relation to the killing of people living with albinism.

Lazarus described his trip to the US as an eye- opener where he had time to network with other players.

“This was my first time to go to the US. I got all the respect there as a musician,” he said.

The artist left the country with filmmaker Clem Kwizombe, who was part of the crew that produced Lazarus’ documentary.

The documentary was shot by Emmy winner and academy award nominee David Darg from Los Angeles, assisted by Kwizombe.

The film tells the story of Lazarus, a street-side musician, who was born with albinism and the musician basks in the streets of Lilongwe singing about the plight of people with albinism, who are being killed for their body parts in Malawi and East Africa.

Meanwhile, having screened in the US, the documentary is now set to be premiered in the country this coming Friday at Orchid Garden in Lilongwe.

The country’s The Very Best member Esau Mwamwaya, who has been working with Lazarus alongside Spiwe Zulu, posted the information on his Facebook page.

“Lazarus first Malawi documentary premiere is taking place at Orchid Garden in Area 12 next week on 14th June 2019,” Mwamwaya said.

The flyer for the documentary premiere indicates that Lazarus will perform during the event as well as Blasto, Kuyenda Band and Ishan.

The poster also indicates that all proceeds realised during the premiere whose entry fee is K5,000 will go to the Lazarus house project and standing voice.

Lazarus had been performing in the streets of Lilongwe until he was spotted and players including Johan came in to support him.

The artist has since performed at festivals such as Lake of Stars and Tumaini.

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